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after superstorm sandy. 90 people in the united states and canada were killed. bringing the total death toll fromicisticist to 100 -- from superstorm sandy to 157. and officials abandon their search for a ship's chapten who is believed -- is happen who is believed -- chapten who is believed to have drawn -- captain who is believed to have drowned. in new jersey, the scope of the damage became clear. much of the jersey shore is reduced to piles of sand, water and debris. boats flung from marinas. today people remembered what they endurate and what they lost -- endured and what they lost. >> life and death situation. >> no power. no help. i felt helpless. >> i don't ever think it will be the same. >> chris christie said the state's job is to move from saving lives to rebuilding. >> in new york city commuters struggled to return to work. some service has been restored but 9 subway lines remain shut down today. passengers had to wait in long lines to catch a bus and many walked in. much of manhattan remains in the dark and on staten island they continue to search for two little boys who wer
on recovery efforts following superstorm sandy. the governor of several states will take part along with members of the president's cabinet. the number of people killed in the northeast stands at 10, that includes 41 people in new york city alone. right now 2.7 million customers are without power across 15 states and the district of columbia. economic terms could reach $50 billion. one of the hardest hit areas is new york's staten island. good morning. >> and good morning to you. good to be with you. >> reporter: what a difference a morning makes. just in the last hour the energy in this neighborhood has been just completely transformed. you have volunteers coming in from all over the place trying to lend a hand and clean up the mess sandy left behind. here's an example a home has been turned into rubble. it is estimated the storm could cost as much as $18 billion in new york alone. michael moore spent hours at his staten island home trying to push out the mud hurricane sandy brought in. >> michael and his wife, karen, were home with their young children, when a wave of water rushed
killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun for cutting in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with problems people are facing. >> reporter: good morning. the number of utility workers from around the country getting their power back online, mass transit coming back online, but there's so many problems, there's so many people who have lost homes, the temperatures are dropping, they don't have electricity, they don't have heat so small wonder that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up th
over by superstorm sandy. officials trying to figure out a way to bring that crane down safely. workers and residents in the area have been evacuated that is one cleanup job still left in the aftermath of the storm. >>> at least 50 deaths are an tributed to the storm. more than eight million without power. new york authorities say it could be days before the subway system is pumped dry and service fully restored, hopefully tomorrow but it could be longer. two of new york's three major airports reopened today, laguardia will remain closed due to flooding wall street does reopen using back-up generators for the first time with mayor bloomberg plan fog ring the opening bell. >> with the power out crime has become an increasing concern in new york city looting has occurred from the bronx to brooklyn and the famous coney island thieves have taken what sandy didn't destroy. the storm broken open security gates allowing looters to get access to damaged businesses. merchants say they lost cash and merchandise. police have made a few arrests some of the city's wealthier neighborhoods have hired
carrier. the airports have been rough over the past couple of days with superstorm sandy. in our neck of the woods, definitely quieting down. the unsettled weather will continue for 24 more hours as the storm system pulls out. next we turn to the potential for very dense fog. and we have to get through very gusty winds later on today as the system pulls out. what to expect? showers will clear by midday. most of the activity has been trending from north to south. still about 58 degrees here in san jose. you're already in the 60s in the city where the sun is breaking through. a mix of sun and clouds throughout the remainder of the day. sunset tonight at 6:10. it's going down so early. but as you know, we have a time change just around the corner. a little patchy fog on friday. widespread fog saturday. and settled weather, comfortable conditions, good-looking weekend. that's your tease. >> and the weekend is spectacular with that extra hour to sleep. >> that just makes everything better. >> see you in a minute. >>> she mentioned superstorm sandy. millions across the northeast are beginni
the political end game to more now on that slow, steady recovery from superstorm sandy, emergency teams are still doing the grim work of finding sandy's victims. and as i said the death toll in the u.s. has risen to at least 106 people. many areas are still without power. and authorities warn that it could be a week, a week before they get it back. 2.7 million households in the dark. nearly 3 million. electricity not the only thing in short supply. gas lines are still a reality for people in new york and new jersey and millions of gallons of fuel are being trucked to those affected areas. well, new jersey governor chris christie has ordered rationing in dozens of counties there. despite all the suffering there are signs of hope. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally in under one week. 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> and workers are busy securing the crane that left dangling by sandy's fierce winds. look at that thing, officials say it could take up to 36 hours to finish that job. you know, the economy is a
, including those 80 homes that were consumed by that fire in queens. recovery from superstorm sandy could be as mayor michael bloomberg is calling it, a massive, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in chelsea, new york, this morning with the latest on the damage there. rob, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. well, some of the damage behind me, one of a few buildings that were ripped off. nobody hurt miraculously. lower manhattan is still in the dark. day two now and it could be several more before it's all said and done. the estimates are between 2 and 4 days before places south basically of about 30th street will be back online. you go outside of the city and up towards westchester county could be as much as ten days. just down the street from us the con ed headquarters, yesterday we chased down the incident commander there up in the war room or situation room as they call it. we got his thoughts on the storm in general, and the system that he has to supervise. >> substations are only part of the problem. we had the luxury of an underground network in manhattan. there are n
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. superstorm sandy moved to shore in just the past two hours near atlantic city, new jersey. the massive storm is pounding the eastern sea board and already prompted officials to shut down public transportation in new york, washington, and philadelphia. reporter karen cleed is live now in manhattan to tell us and show us what it's like there right now. good evening, karen. >> sandy has made land fall wreaking havoc in her path. tonight the waiting game is over . >> the storm is intensifying along the east coast. the worst of its kind in nearly a century. >> this is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes. >> sandy could be historic seen here stretching up the atlantic from the international space station with crashing waves and flooding hours before the worst of the storm arrived. one early casualty, the hms bounty. the ship sank about 90 miles off cape haterras, north carolina. the coast guard rescued 14 crew members. meanwhile officials urged those on land, evacuate if you are at. stay home if you are not
. >>> grim news from the east coast this morning. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. two of the victims were young children found on staten island three days after being swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines frustrating drivers in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun to cut in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston reports that gas is also hard to find on the jersey shore. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands o
devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a lot is being accomplished. for example, we have utility workers from around the country helping to restore power. but when you have people who have no heat, no power, people standing in gas lines, it's understandable that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of
in the recovery efforts in the wake of superstorm sandy. specialists from alameda and novato will help remove oil and chemical spills in the area. law enforcement specialists will assist with port security and safety patrols. on the east coast, millions are without power and shelter. many residents say they are frustrated with what they consider a delayed response in the relief supplies. mike joins us with why one california senator says there is no debate that help has arrived. >> reporter: while fema is assessing the damage, people are still without food, the search for bodies under way, and when we talked to 0 senator boxer, she defended the help. the northeast, tonight, the temperature is dropping and people without electricity are slivering. >> 42 years in my home, and i lost it. >> reporter: death toll from sandy is now more than 90, nearly half from the hard hid area of staten island. residents have been screaming for federal assistance. >> please, president obama, please listen to us down here, we are going to die. >> reporter: homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured the destr
. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipm
have a link of slide show from the damage. look for superstorm sandy tab right there at the top of our home page. >>> memo park is set to tell us negotiators what it wants from facebook. the meeting about the proposed expansion is set for tomorrow night. facebook wants to build a 434,000 square foot building and parking for more than 1500 vehicles and willow road and bay front expressway. likely want contributions for public improvements and ongoing revenue in the form of taxes. >>> word tonight apple's head of software development is leaving because he refuses to sign an apology. scott forsaw is expected to step down next year. the wall street journal says forsaw was asked to join the apology for the flaws within the mapping application. source saying it's only the latest clash between four stall and other top apple executives. los vegas police are thanking the public tonight for helping to catch a southern california man they say stole one and a half million dollars in casino chips. police say media attention last week generated the tip that led to the arrest. coal allegedly stole th
disaster areas because of the damage they've suffered from superstorm sandy live look at new jersey flooding is a big problem. so far 17 deaths are attributed to the storm. more than seven million up and down the east coast without power, 13 foot storm surge caused widespread flooding. tahman bradley in maryland with an update. >> reporter: along the east coast, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark 1.5 million evacuated sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast, 80 mile per hour wind as and flooding high tides, rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater. >> people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded. new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in the dark given all the various hazards that would occur. >> reporter: new york city hit by 13 foot surge of seawater flooding the new ground zero memorial, subway stays and tunnels. -- stations and tunnels. >> reporter: in breezy point, queens, fire de
mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> you can help people affected by superstorm sandy text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call one eight huff red cross -- 1-800-red cross. >>> at home oakland police offering a reward for help in finding the person who shot a store owner. >> reporter: the community is very upset about in death. have brought not only candles and flowers to his metropc store but made him a t-shirt and put it in the window rest in peace. they said he would give tickets to raiders games. they say they can't imagine anyone wanting to hurt him. ang -- she remembers getting her first pager from wilbur bartley. this morning she stopped by the scene of his death with nothing but nice things to say about oakland's latest murder victim. >> he was a lovely man. he never bothered nobody. i hope whoever did this, i hope somebody speak up and let them know, because he didn't deserve this at all. >> reporter: police say 50-year-old wilbur bartley was closing his shop last night when someone robbed him then shot him to death. >> he was a nice man. just minding his own business, pl
help people affected by superstorm sandy text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call one eight huff red cross -- 1-800-red cross. >>> at home oakland police offering a reward for help in finding the person who shot a store owner. >> reporter: the community is very upset about in death. have brought not only candles and flowers to his metropc store but made him a t-shirt and put it in the window rest in peace. they said he would give tickets to raiders games. they say they can't imagine anyone wanting to hurt him. ang -- she remembers getting her first pager from wilbur bartley. this morning she stopped by the scene of his death with nothing but nice things to say about oakland's latest murder victim. >> he was a lovely man. he never bothered nobody. i hope whoever did this, i hope somebody speak up and let them know, because he didn't deserve this at all. >> reporter: police say 50-year-old wilbur bartley was closing his shop last night when someone robbed him then shot him to death. >> he was a nice man. just minding his own business, pleasant with everyone. he's been do
superstorm sandy coverage continues on abc-7 at 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. and get updates at any time on abc7.com. >> in other news this evening, at least 1 people must find a new place to live for the time being after a fire drove them from their homes in san jose. the fire broke out around 7:30 this morning in a condominium complex on creek side drive. the flames moved quickly after the fire started in a building that houses several garages. >> the structure did catch on fire. the fire went from the garage into the attic space of the townhome, and also spread laterally, damaging more apartments. >> we are just banging on the doors and saying, get out! , get out! some of them took awhile to respond because they were sleeping. it was 7:30 in the morning. >> ama: nobody was hurt in the fire but the fire destroyed several cars, as you see there, and damaged the garages. the flames gutted three units and badly damaged two others. investigators say the fire is not suspicious. >>> two people ended up in the hospital after a tree branch fell and landed on them in the golden gate park panhandle today. i
sandy. many of new york city subways began roll this morning, three days after superstorm sandy. damaged parts of the subway are running again, officials say these still won't be much service to downtown manhattan where the tunnels are still flooded in new jersey the storm damaged or destroyed nearly all the homes in wealthy enclaves. some are still stranded in hoboken. the storm killedcvr( more than 0 people and left millions without power in the eastern u.s.. katie marzullo will have an update on the east coast storm damage in the next half hour. she is gathering that information. still, millions don't have power, don't have a way to get a hot meal. >> in contrast our weather not so bad. we have rain overnight which can make for tough driving. >> let's check in with mike. >>> live doppler, good morning that wet weather we talked about is still lingering for this morning's commute. north bay starting to clear out doppler spinning there showing most of the radar returns to the south. let's take a round robin first in the south bay you can see foothill boulevard, prospect road, we are sta
. >>> two more planes are joining the relief effort to help victims of superstorm sandy. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us live with how they will help. ken? >> reporter: the air force will do what it does best and that is move an incredible amount of equipment in a matter of hours. >> the large cargo planes that make the effort possible but it is the men and women who will do the real work. >> we have active duty, reserve, and we have family members. >> reporter: he says this c-17 plane is just one of two launched today at 2:00 a.m. the largest plane, the c5 was loaded up with equipment and 30 personnel to help. at march air force base, they will join planes that will be loaded up with 600 tons of supplies to support relief efforts on the east coast. including 60 vehicles from southern california edison. >> they will move equipment and personnel to new york that will allow us to turn the light switch on for the east coast. >> reporter: some or all of these planes were scheduled to arrive on the east coast today but we haven't received a confirmation that they have arrived. the mission
estimated from superstorm sandy could make it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history after hurricane katrina. the estimates are between $30 and $50 billion. that includes economic losses, property damage and lost business. 90 people are known to have died in the storm. that number could go up. 4.5million people in 12 states are still without power tonight. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin has more now. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again. many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. triple a says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. some bridges opened up but police are enforcing a three person car pool to ease congestion. and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> they're slowly trying to recover. >> reporter: millions of people in 11 states are spending their fourth night in
the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but the democrats plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> support is growing to end california's death penalty. but backers of prop 34 still lack the majority needed to pass it. a new field poll shows 45% of california voters support the measure. that would make life in prison without parole the most severe punishment for state offenders. 38% say they oppose the measure while nearly one in five voters remains undecided. >>> the latest field poll on proposition 30 shows it could still go either way. 48% of voters are in favor governor brown's tax plan. 38% oppose with the rest still undecided. prop 30 would increase the sales tax temporarily and raise income tax for those making more than a quarter million dollars a year. if prop 30 loses, it would trigger deep cuts to public education from elementary school up to universities. >>> a man was killed while walk
of last resort but pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each addition
agent. >> frustration at the pump of a different kind in the wake of superstorm sandy. why gasoline is almost worth its weight in gold in new jersey and new york this morning >>> good morning. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze >> i'm eric thomas. aren't you glad it is friday? san francisco police want to talk to you if you have information about the brutal beating of a muni station agent last month stemming from an argument over a bike. amy hollyfield is live at the van ness station where the attack took place. >> reporter: the man who attacked the agent was caught on camera. we have the video. take a look, see if you recognize this man. the video shows him kicking at someone, police say he tacked the muni station agent. he was mad because the agent wouldn't let him take his bike onboard he punched and kicked the agent who fell to the ground when hebñ got up the hand beat him some more. >> the at agent was injured seriously from the attack. he was transported and hospitalized for a period of time. he has been released from the hospital but he's still undergoing medical treatmen
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now at 6:30: tempers running high in the areas hardest-hit by superstorm sandy. >>> wire a >>> we're going to die. get the trucks here now. >> tempers running high in areas hit by superstorm sandy. many areas in the northeast getting back to normal but thousands still struggling to get back on their feet. here's the latest. at least 110 people have died from that storm. and that number may rise as search efforts continue. more than 3 million homes and businesses now are without power. that's down though from the height of more than 8 million at the beginning of the storm. damage estimates are expected to reach 50 billion. cbs reporter alison harmelin is in new jersey where the state is crippled without power, roads and gas. >> reporter: good evening, dana. the wind is whipping up again we're told that another snowstorm is on the way and as if things couldn't get worse on the coast, the island behind me is actually being condemned. business is going strong off the back of this u-haul outside seaside heights. entrepreneurs are selling generators and five gallon tanks of gas are goin
to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of their lives. yesterday the president and governor chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, ther
. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops beca
to focus his attention to the federal government's response to superstorm sandy. leaving the campaign trail to surrogates. but today, he's back for the final sprint. the action picks up again with both candidates on the trail. president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado for the first campaign since sandy hit. >> we can't go on the road we're on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we've got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead-heat. the daily abc news/"washington post" tracking poll show the candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for ou
: right now brand new stories and breaking news this hour including superstorm sandy leaving behind a path of destruction. so many people in harm's way, surrounded by water, with no power, no phones, dwindling food. the latest on the rescue and the road to recovery. >>> only five days to go until election day as bill and martha were talking about. brand new polling what americans think about the rice right now. >>> brand new information on the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what the administration knew weeks in advance. it is all "happening now." jon: good morning to you right now on this thursday as we get some ominous news. more than 70 people are dead now in the aftermath of one the worst storms in recent history. from the east coast really to the great lakes, americans are struggling to try to get back to normal life but the trauma and damage from superstorm sandy will linger for a long time to come. good morning i'm john scott. jenna: everything is secondary to the families that lost so much. jon: there is so much misery out there. jenna: i'm glad you're with
for their generators. it may not seem like a lot but at this point, it's the only way to get by. superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so we're here in new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find just how long the line is. car number 5. 28. light pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m., and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102. but lines in new jersey and new york today, not just for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission in brooklyn, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier, either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so this is car number 150 and this line continues, further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy
that superstorm sandy, hurricane sandy. here is the latest. damage estimated to be between $30 and $50 billion. that's the second most expensive storm to hit the united states right behind katrina. at least 90 people confirmed dead. 4.5 million in 12 states are still without power tonight. sharon chin shows us how desperate many people have become. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again, but many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. >> i got no gas. >> stop it! >> step back. >> reporter: traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me if it makes you happy. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. aaa says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. crews are working to suck floodwater out of tunnels. some bridges opened up, but police are enforcing a three- person carpool to ease congestion. >> let's go! >> reporter: and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> you got to be a little pa
on today. it's been nearly four days since superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast and this morning in many areas, it is still a dire situation. the death toll from the storm has been raised to 92 people in the u.s. 3.5 million customers along the eastern seaboard are still without power this morning. and the economic losses are just staggering. an estimated $30 billion to $50 billion. right now rescue agencies are trying to get food and water to those in need. gasoline, in very short supply in parts of new york and new jersey. long, long lines. now a common sight at many gas stations in the region. people waiting two, three, four hours to get to the pumps. sometimes just to find there's no gas left and yes anger is starting to spill over. some gas station owners have been closing their businesses to let tempers cool down. they're calling in police for help. it's not a good situation. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of
. that brief pause for superstorm sandy seems like a distant memory. on the campaign trail, the attacks were back. >> the fair bet is on citizens. but what's casting my bet is on you. >> reporter: president obama is delivering his closing arguments. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. and after all we've been through together, we sure as heck can't give up now. >> we're going to win on november 6th. i'll tell you that. >> reporter: he countered the president's closing argument. >> i believe that america finally needs real change as promised. we're going to give it to the american people. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll still shows a tight race. but three new polls in key battleground states has president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> the american people are asking themselves the question in these final days, who can they trust? >> reporter: bill clinton is working just as hard as the candidates. >> barack obama should be the next president. >> reporter: and in ohio, ann romney go
is superstorm sandy hit the coast, but for many, the pain and emotion begins now. tonight, the devastation just too much for many to bear. >> i don't believe this. >> people are finding their homes heavily damaged, flood waters you can see carried a boat into this home. look at this, lines for gas backed up on the highways, and new problems are coming as temperatures drop. and people in new york city and new jersey and connecticut still do not have heat or power. >>> tonight, celebrities did what they could to help pitch in on the telethon right here on nbc. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ down by the sea. >> some big names there, today, anchor matt lauer hosted the tell telethon, and the boss himself performed. >>> and the highway shut down for more than five hours, police say the driver of the truck lost control, crashing into the drive in pleasantton. the big rig ended up on its side blocking all southbound lanes of the freeway, along with clearing the crash, the crews had to take care of a fuel spill, luckily the driver was not seriously hurt and the lanes reopened. >>> and silicon valley gets a dose of rea
. >>> tallying up the damage from superstorm sandy, cnbc's jackie deangeles is here with what's moving your money and even the initial numbers are staggering. >> reporter: that's exactly right. ihs global insight saying the superstorm could end up costing about $20 billion in property damage and $30 billion in lost business and those figures could be elevated when you account for flood damage as well. a lot of people don't have extra insurance for floods. meantime longer term the storm may not pack as much of a punch. some economists are saying slightly lower growth in the coming weeks will be offset by rebuilding and repair as we see a boom later on. keep in mind that some are going to be hurt more than others. for instance, restaurants. say you lost a few days of business, you probably aren't going to see a later benefit, chris. >> speaking of billions, george lucas is already in the, shall we say, filthy rich category but now i guess you could say he's about to become obsceny rich. >> reporter: sci-fi in other words ev-- nerds everywhere are excited. lucas will become disney's second largest i
by superstorm sandy. new jersey and new york, hit hardest by this storm. >> here's what we know right now. at least 51 dead, at least 2 missing. the national guard, pouring into destroyed and devastated areas. more than 6.8 million homes and businesses out of power right now. >> and we've seen so many astonishing pictures coming from the storms. look at that right there. hoboken, new jersey. those are new york taxis, yellow taxis, all underwater right now. they would normally be racing through the streets of new york. you can't go downtown in new york right now. they are underwater. >> it's unbelievable. and now, for the first time, our cameras are up close in the burned-out coastal town of breezy point. look at that. it looks like a moonscape. a war zone. 111 homes burned to the ground. >> that's hard to believe. seeing that, it's hard to believe. >> an entire community wiped out. >>> sam is leading our coverage from the very start. he's in lower manhattan. we want to go right away to wabc's john delgiorno. he's flying right now over the coastal town of bricktown, new jersey. john, i kno
of superstorm sandy moving westward through pennsylvania, ohio, west virginia. fox's meteorologist janice dean who hasn't slept in days joining me now with the latest forecast. janice? >> i'm doing okay. my family, everyone is doing okay. that's the main thing and we hope that folks across the eastern seaboard are doing better this mooning. of course this is a storm that's affected millions of people. it is moving westward. we're still going to see the outer bands across new york, philly -- philly and d.c., the worst of the storm has moved westward. even 70 miles-per-hour gusts along the great lakes. that's pretty impressive. that's how wide a storm we're talking about and blizzard warnings, if you can believe it, blizzard warnings across portions of west virginia into kentucky, if you can believe it. peak wind gusts that we saw overnight last night, 90 miles-per-hour in islip. 89 in surf city. this was a massive event, really one we have not seen across the northeast. certainly a record breaker. wind gusts, to show you the massiveness of this storm, the low pressure moving into candy -- cana
clock anderson is free. down >>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live, up and down the coast this morning.
of emergency in preparation for hurricane sandy. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt rom
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